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Provision of archives All organisations need to provide for the management of their records, including for the long term, as an essential part of their effective administration and governance.
Definition of a manor PDA Harvey in Manorial Records gives three meanings of the word manor; "a residence", "a unit of estate administration" and "a piece of landed property with tenants over whom the landlord exercised rights of jurisdiction in a private court".
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The Public Records Act 1958 required relevant government bodies and certain public sector organisations to select and transfer records of historical interest to The National Archives or appointed places of deposit.
The 1922 Law of Property Act brought to an end the last meaningful function of manorial courts through the abolition of the form of land tenure known as 'copyhold'.